CN108113189A - With the personal care appliance for replacing head - Google Patents

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CN108113189A
CN108113189A CN201611069604.7A CN201611069604A CN108113189A CN 108113189 A CN108113189 A CN 108113189A CN 201611069604 A CN201611069604 A CN 201611069604A CN 108113189 A CN108113189 A CN 108113189A
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丹尼尔·韦恩利斯
道格拉斯·霍尔拜因
道格拉斯·亨德森
陈泉仲
付鹏洋
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高露洁-棕榄公司
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/0095Removable or interchangeable brush heads
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B5/00Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware
    • A46B5/02Brush bodies; Handles integral with brushware specially shaped for holding by the hand
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A46BRUSHWARE
    • A46BBRUSHES
    • A46B9/00Arrangements of the bristles in the brush body
    • A46B9/02Position or arrangement of bristles in relation to surface of the brush body, e.g. inclined, in rows, in groups
    • A46B9/04Arranged like in or for toothbrushes

Abstract

The invention discloses a kind of personal care appliance, the personal care appliance includes processing unit, and the processing unit has longitudinal axis.The processing unit has:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Coupling part, the coupling part have main body, the first Elastic buckle attachment from main body protrusion and the positioning rib shaped object from main body protrusion;The positioning rib shaped object radially protrudes a depth from the main body, and the height of the positioning rib shaped object increases with the increase of the fore-and-aft distance of the distal end compared with the coupling part;And the processing unit can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, the processing unit is detachably coupled to grip portions under the assembled state, so that the first Elastic buckle attachment is cooperated and engaged with the first engaging portion of the grip portions, oral treatment devices are fastened to the grip portions.

Description

With the personal care appliance for replacing head

Technical field

The present invention relates to the personal care appliance for replacing head.

Background technology

Manual toothbrush with replaceable head section is known in the art.Such manual toothbrush generally includes main body and can Releasably it is attached to the replacement head of the main body.Because of various reasons, it is desirable to which the head in these manual toothbrush, which has, replaces Property.Possessed bristle or other cleaning elements have different characteristic (such as, but not limited to, the hardness of bristle, the length of bristle, The thickness of bristle, the profile of bristle, the several species of bristle and the combination of material, the arrangement of the cutting profile of bristle, bristle) Different types of head/replacement brush of replacing is specific purpose (such as, but not limited to oral pocket nursing, the tooth according to different user Between nursing, plaque removal, gingival irritation, whitening, polishing) come designing and be also designed to meet different user preferences (for example, mouthfeel when using).In addition, main body (it includes the part of user's fixing) have than brush device (that is, head The tooth cleaning components (and other elements) of cleaning are performed in oral cavity) longer life expectancy.Replace brush/replacement head Brush device be consumables.Therefore, it is necessary to constantly supply to replace brush/replacement head to user (consumer).Work as tooth Cleaning element (or other elements on head) has to abandon entire toothbrush when wearing for consumers will be more inconvenient. In many cases, user can buy several in year and replace head/replacement in the case where periodically using toothbrush Brush.Therefore, had become commonly in the industry, toothbrush body and head portion are designed to be able to detachably join It connects, so as to allow that consumer replaces abrasion when suitable with new or different head portion or particular header part.

Existing replacement head has multiple shortcomings, and including replacing, head manufacture is complicated, can will replace head irrelevantly It is loaded into main body and that replaces head and main body couples stability deficiency.Therefore, it is necessary to a kind of improved replacement head connections System connects the oral care implement of system with including the replacement head.

The content of the invention

The present invention provides the solutions of the above problem.Although on personal care appliance i.e. oral care implement Invention has been described, it should be understood that other non-limitative examples of personal care appliance are family expenses brush, shave Knife, makeup applicator, remove stage makeup and costume liquid and other personal nursings or personal treatment product.

On the one hand, the present invention relates to a kind of personal care appliance, the personal care appliance includes:Processing unit, it is described Processing unit have longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connecting portion Point, the coupling part has main body and the first Elastic buckle attachment protruded from the main body, and the main body is by having the First material of one hardness is formed and the first Elastic buckle attachment is by having the second material of the second hardness to be formed, institute The first hardness is stated more than second hardness;And the processing unit can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status; And (2) assembled state, the processing unit is detachably coupled to grip portions under the assembled state, so that described First Elastic buckle attachment is cooperated and engages to fasten the processing unit with the first engaging portion of the grip portions To the grip portions.

On the other hand, the present invention can be a kind of personal care appliance, and the personal care appliance includes processing unit, institute State processing unit with longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connection Part, the coupling part have main body and the first Elastic buckle attachment protruded from the main body;The processing unit can Change between the two following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, the processing unit can under the assembled state Grip portions are releasably attached to, so that the first engaging portion of the first Elastic buckle attachment and the grip portions Cooperate and engage the processing unit being fastened to the grip portions;And the coupling part be configured such that from The disassembly status to the assembled state transformation during, the first Elastic buckle attachment is compared with the longitudinal axis It is deflected along the first circumferential direction, the first Elastic buckle attachment to be allowed to pass through first engaging portion.

Another aspect, the present invention can be a kind of personal care appliances, and the personal care appliance includes processing unit, institute State processing unit with longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connection Part, the coupling part have main body, are protruded from the first Elastic buckle attachment of main body protrusion and from the main body Positioning rib shaped object;The positioning rib shaped object radially protrudes a height, the height of the positioning rib shaped object from the main body Degree increases with the increase of the fore-and-aft distance of the distal end compared with the coupling part;And the processing unit can be following two Change between person:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, the processing unit removably joins under the assembled state Grip portions are connected to, so that the first engaging portion of the first Elastic buckle attachment and the grip portions is cooperated and nibbled It closes oral treatment devices being fastened to the grip portions.

Another aspect, the present invention can be a kind of personal care appliances, and the personal care appliance includes processing unit, institute State processing unit with longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connection Jack, the connection jack have the first recess being located in the first inner surface of the connection jack and are located in described the The first engaging portion in one recess;First engaging portion compared with the longitudinal axis along the first circumferential direction circumferentially Extension;The processing unit can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, in the assembling The processing unit is detachably coupled to grip portions under state, so that first engaging portion and the grip portions The first Elastic buckle attachment cooperation and engagement the processing unit is fastened to the grip portions, first elasticity The attachment that is buckled is protruded from the main body of the coupling part of the grip portions, and the main body is by having the first material of the first hardness It is formed and the first Elastic buckle attachment is by having the second material of the second hardness to be formed, first hardness is more than institute State the second hardness.

Another aspect, the present invention can be a kind of personal care appliances, and the personal care appliance includes processing unit, institute State processing unit with longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connection Jack, the connection jack have the first recess being located in the first inner surface of the connection jack and are located in described the The first engaging portion in one recess;First engaging portion is extended circumferentially over upon compared with the longitudinal axis;The processing Device can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, the processing under the assembled state Device is detachably coupled to grip portions, so that the of the coupling part of first engaging portion and the grip portions One Elastic buckle attachment cooperation and engagement by the processing unit to be fastened to the grip portions, the engaging portion by with It is set to so that during from the disassembly status to the transformation of the assembled state, first engaging portion makes first bullet Property buckle attachment deflected compared with the longitudinal axis along the first circumferential direction to allow the first Elastic buckle attachment By first engaging portion.

Another aspect, the present invention can be a kind of personal care appliances, and the personal care appliance includes processing unit, institute State processing unit with longitudinal axis and including:Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;Connection Jack, the connection jack have the first recess being located in the first inner surface of the connection jack, are located in described the Groove is received in the first engaging portion in one recess with the rib shaped object being located in the 3rd inner surface of the connection jack, described 3rd inner surface is different surfaces from first inner surface;First engaging portion is circumferential compared with the longitudinal axis Ground extends;The groove radially extends to a depth in the 3rd inner surface, the depth of the groove with Reduce compared with the reduction of the fore-and-aft distance of the entrance of the connection jack;The processing unit can between the two become following Change:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, the processing unit is detachably coupled to hold under the assembled state Part so that the first Elastic buckle attachment cooperation of the coupling part of first engaging portion and the grip portions and It engages the processing unit being fastened to the grip portions;And the groove be configured to receive radially from The main body of the coupling part protrudes the positioning rib shaped object of a height, and the height of the positioning rib shaped object is with compared with described The increase of the fore-and-aft distance of the distal end of coupling part and increase.

Other scope of applications of the present invention will become according to detailed description provided below aobvious and will be apparent from.It is to be understood that in detail Although thin description and specific examples indicate the preferred embodiments of the invention, but be only intended for the purpose of explanation, and It is not intended to limit the scope of the present invention.

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According to the detailed description and the accompanying drawings, the present invention will become to be more completely understood, in attached drawing:

Fig. 1 is the front perspective view according to the oral care implement of the exemplary implementation scheme of the present invention;

Fig. 2 is the close-up illustration of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 3 is the rear perspective view of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 4 be oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 before disassemble perspective view;

Fig. 5 is the side cross-sectional views of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 6 is the perspective view of the attachment part of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 7 is the perspective view of the attachment part of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 8 is the perspective view of the attachment part of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1;

Fig. 9 is the sectional view that the section line IX-IX along Fig. 5 of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 is intercepted;

Figure 10 is partial side cross-sectional figure of the oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 in the first insertion position;

Figure 11 is partial side cross-sectional figure of the oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 in the second insertion position;

Figure 12 is oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 in the portion that the section line XII-XII along Fig. 9 of fully inserted position is intercepted Divide side cross-sectional views;

Figure 13 is the sectional view that the section line XIII-XIII along Fig. 5 of oral care implement shown in Fig. 1 is intercepted;

Figure 14 is the front perspective view according to the oral care implement of the exemplary implementation scheme of the present invention;

Figure 15 is the rear perspective view of oral care implement shown in Figure 14;

Figure 16 be oral care implement shown in Figure 14 before disassemble perspective view;

Figure 17 be oral care implement shown in Figure 14 after disassemble perspective view;And

Figure 18 is the side cross-sectional views of oral care implement shown in Figure 14.

Specific embodiment

The description of embodiment is merely exemplary in itself below, and is in no way intended to limit the present invention, sheet The application of invention or purposes.

Refer to the attached drawing, below, will be based on manual toothbrush handle described in embodiment of the present invention and replacement brush Head.Although the present invention is illustrated as manual toothbrush herein, but it is to be understood that, inventive concept as described herein is applicable to Other manually or electrically oral care implements, include but not limited to tongue cleaner, tooth flusher, between cog device, curette, mirror, For applying material to the distributor of oral surfaces, tooth polishers and that specially designs there is tooth engaged element to have handle The utensil of hand.Therefore, although brush part is used to describe the present invention as oral treatment devices, it should be understood that oral cavity Processing unit can be any one of replacement device listed above or any other oral treatment devices.

It is intended to be read in conjunction with the accompanying drawings the description of illustrative embodiment according to the principles of the present invention, these attached drawings will be by It is considered as a part for entire printed instructions.In each embodiment of embodiments below, if referring to counting, quantity Deng then the scope of the present invention is not necessarily limited to the counting, quantity etc., unless otherwise stated.It is corresponding what is be described below In embodiment, identical component and corresponding component are denoted by the same reference numerals, and therefore repeatability is described at certain It is not repeated in the case of a little.

As used throughout, scope is used as describing the short hand notation of each value in the scope. In the range of any value can be chosen as the end value of scope.In addition, all references cited herein passes through the side of reference hereby Formula is incorporated by.Definition in the disclosure has with the definition of cited bibliography conflict in the case of, be subject to the disclosure.

In the description to embodiments disclosed herein, any refer to of direction or orientation is only intended to conveniently retouch It states, and is not intended to limit the scope of the invention in any way.Such as " lower part ", " top ", " level ", " vertical ", " on Side ", " lower section ", " upward ", " downward ", " top " and " bottom " and their derivative are (for example, " flatly ", " downward Ground ", " upward " etc.) etc. relational languages should be construed to refer to as described at that time or such as illustrated taking in discussing To.These relational languages only for convenience of description are not required for that equipment is constructed or operated on specific orientation.It is such as " attached Connect ", " connection ", " attached ", " connection ", the terms such as " interconnection " refer to that wherein structure is indirectly tight directly or through intermediate structure Gu be attached to mutual relation and activity or rigid attachment or both relations, unless otherwise being expressly recited.

In addition, the feature and benefit of the present invention are shown by reference to exemplary implementation scheme.Therefore, the present invention clearly It should not necessarily be limited by and show that individualism or this kind of of some existing possible nonrestrictive combinations of features can be combined with other feature Exemplary implementation scheme.

Fig. 1 shows the example of oral care implement 100 (being manual toothbrush in this example), the dental treatment Tool has oral treatment devices (being brush part in this example) 200 and grip portions 300.Brush part 200 is removable Ground is attached to grip portions 300, so that brush part 200 can be removed when needing or being desired and with new brush part 200 Replace brush part 200.Brush part 200 would generally be worn or before grip portions 300 will need to replace it due to it Its reason and need to replace.By the way that with interchangeable brush part, more expensive grip portions can be used in user, without every The expense for replacing grip portions is generated when once needing to replace brush part.For example, user may due to its appearance, feel or hold It holds quality and wants specific grip portions.Hand and finger for given shape and/or size user or lack one or more The user of finger can purchase the grip portions particularly suitable for its physical requirement.These grip portions not may be expensive and therefore not It is desirable that grip portions, which must all be replaced, when needing replace brush part each time.It is moreover, interchangeable by providing Brush part can obtain many combinations of grip portions and brush part, without inciting somebody to action each possible grip portions/brush section Subassembly is fabricated to individual unit.

Referring again to Fig. 1, in this example, brush part 200 has more bristles 290.Other examples have more Or less bristle, the configuration of different bristles or cleaning element different from bristle.In the example shown, brush part 200 is About the 50% of toothbrush total length.In other examples, brush part 200 is between the 30% of toothbrush total length and 60%. Again in other examples, brush part 200 is between the 40% of toothbrush total length and 50%.By becoming brush part 200 Therefore the pith of toothbrush total length, brush part 200 are more difficult to misplace than some other design biggers.In addition, pass through Brush part 200 is made to become the major part of toothbrush total length, grip portions 300 can be made shorter, so as to cause the toothbrush dismantled It is easier to store.

In this example, grip portions 300 have multiple grip features.As shown in Figures 1 to 4, grip portions 300 have There are main body 310 and pad units 400.Main body 310 is made of hard thermoplastic (TP) and pads list in this example Member 400 is made in this example of the material softer than main body 310.For example, pad units 400 can be such as hot by elastic material Thermoplastic elastic (TPE) is made, to provide more pleasant and comfortable sensation to the user.Fig. 4 is shown to be divided with main body 310 The pad units 400 opened, to more clearly illustrate which part of grip portions 300 in this example for elastic material.It can Such as by by main body 310 place in a mold and by TPE be injected into main body 310 and mold to be formed pad units 400 come Manufacture grip portions 300.Although in this example, pad units 400 are individual unit, in other examples, pad is single The all parts of member 400 are formed as two or more discrete items.With reference to figure 2, the upper part 360 of grip portions 300 is wrapped Include before two tops grip features 340 before grip features 330 and a lower part.Fig. 4 shows the lower part portion for being located in main body 310 Palm portion 320 in point.Before top before grip features 330, lower part grip features 340 and palm portion 320 in this example In be a part for main body 310 and be therefore the material harder than the grip features of pad units 400.It also illustrates in fig. 2 Thumb pads 410, the thumb pads include internal thumb pads 412 and external thumb pad 414, the internal thumb lining Pad and external thumb pad provide soft zone domain so that user applies thumb pressure on toothbrush during use.Fig. 4 is shown Gap 350 in main body 310, the gap is filled with TPE to form thumb pads 410.Various grip features and pad Quantity and place be merely exemplary and be not considered as restricted.Its of grip features and pad can also be used Its quantity, shape, size and location.Moreover, the grip features for being shown as a part for main body 310 can be single alternatively as pad A part for member 400, and vice versa.In this example, grip portions 300 are solid.However, other examples can be The hollow and/or material by being different from TP materials is made.For example, grip portions 300 can by metal, timber, composite material or Any other material is made.

Fig. 3 shows the example for the grip features being located on rear side of toothbrush.The grip features being molded into main body 310 include Grip features 335 behind two tops.Be molded as a part for pad units 400 grip features include internal forefinger pad 440, Grip features 470 behind grip features 460, lower part finger pad 430 and three lower parts behind external forefinger pad 450, centre.It is various Grip features and pad quantity and placement be merely exemplary and be not considered as restricted.It can also be used and hold Hold the other quantity, shape, size and location of feature and pad.Moreover, the grip features for being shown as a part for main body 310 can be with Alternatively as a part for pad units 400, and vice versa.

With reference to figure 4, brush part 200 is shown, the brush part has bristle 290 from the head wherein to extend out 210th, shaft portion 220 and low portion 230.Coupling part 500 extends out from low portion 230, and the coupling part passes through It provides the secure connection with grip portions 300 in the end of grip portions 300 with being connected the interaction of jack 380.Even The engagement of socket part points 500 and connection jack 380 provides connections, and the connection is hidden invisible and makes brush in the assembled condition Part 200 is securely and removably attached to grip portions 300.

Fig. 5 shows the sectional view of brush part 200 and grip portions 300 in the assembled condition.This view illustrate Three bristle anchor portions 280 in head 210 (are that bristle 290 is fixed on by glued or other means in this example Hole therein).

Fig. 6 to Fig. 8 illustrates in greater detail the connection between brush part 200 and grip portions 300.In this example In, coupling part 500 has main body 510 and two Elastic buckles for extending transversely with out from the end of coupling part 500 530 Attachment 550,560.Part that Elastic buckle attachment 550,560 can be a separately formed or they can be single part end. Elastic buckle attachment 550 is accepted in the recess 384 in connection jack 380, and similarly, Elastic buckle attachment 560 It is accepted in when being inserted into coupling part 500 in connection jack 380 in recess 382.It is nibbled as shown in figure 8, recess 382 has Part 392 is closed, the engaging portion interacts (as illustrated below) with Elastic buckle attachment 560.It is attached in Elastic buckle Similar interaction occurs between part 550 and the engaging portion 394 in recess 384.In this example, coupling part 500 Also there is rib shaped object 540, the rib shaped object extends out from the surface of coupling part 500.Rib shaped object 540 can be elastic material, It is to contribute to that coupling part 500 is proper in duroplasts or some other material and the groove 386 being accepted in connection jack 380 Locality is located in connection jack 380.In some instances, rib shaped object 540 applies pressure to contribute on connection jack 380 It prevents from shaking between brush part 200 and grip portions 300.

The main body 510 of coupling part 500 can be formed by duroplasts.Suitable duroplasts includes but not limited to polyethylene, gathers Propylene (PP), polyamide, polyester, cellulose, SAN, acrylic acid, ABS, butadiene, vinyl compound and such as poly- terephthaldehyde Any other well-known thermoplastic used in the polyesters such as sour second diester or toothbrush manufacture.Elastic buckle is attached Part 550,560 can be formed by elasticity/elastomeric material, the elasticity/elastomeric material such as, but not limited to thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). In some embodiments, hard plastic component has the hardness of given hardness scale(degree), and the hardness is higher than the hardness of elastomeric element.

In this example, as shown in fig. 7, the end 530 of coupling part 500 has the lower area for being cut into circular arc, with Just when for the first time coupling part 500 being inserted into connection jack 380 provide positioning function.

As shown in fig. 7, rib shaped object 540 can have the height that the longitudinal axis along the main body 510 of coupling part 500 changes. In the example shown, low portion 230 of the height of rib shaped object 540 from the end of coupling part 500 530 to brush part 200 It constantly increases.Similarly, in this example, the depth of groove 386 constantly changes, as shown in Figure 8.540 He of rib shaped object Groove 386 can provide positioning function between coupling part 500 and connection jack 380, to ensure brush part 200 compared with holding Part 300 is held to be attached in correct orientation.Rib shaped object 540 and groove 386 can also be to providing each other with stability force, to maintain brush Secure fit between part 200 and grip portions 300, this prevents that phase occurs between brush part 200 and grip portions 300 To movement.The slope of the upper surface of rib shaped object 540 can be uniformly to provide flat upper surface or can increase along its length To provide curved upper surface.

Fig. 6 and Fig. 7 shows the filler rod 520 on the either side at the top of coupling part 500.Filler rod 520 provides guiding Function is connected so that coupling part 500 is inserted into jack 380.Filler rod 520 can have opposite (lower part) with coupling part 500 The different radius in turning, so that brush part 200 is further prevented to be attached to grip portions 300 in incorrect orientation.

Fig. 8 shows that in this example the section of connection jack 380 is substantially rectangular, and wherein turning is circle at least Filler rod substantially with coupling part 500 matches.Recess 382 is the rectangle of one of the side wall for being cut into connection jack 380 Groove, so that Elastic buckle attachment 560 is allowed to be slipped into connection jack 380, so that Elastic buckle attachment 560 is with nibbling Part 392 is closed to contact.Similarly, recess 384 is the rectangular recess being cut into the opposing sidewalls of connection jack 380, to permit Perhaps Elastic buckle attachment 550 is slipped into connection jack 380, so that Elastic buckle attachment 550 connects with engaging portion 394 It touches.This example further includes the groove 386 being just cut into the upper wall of connection jack 380.Groove 386 has to be connected as it enters The farther and rectangular section that becomes smaller in jointing holes 380, this is because the upper surface of groove 386 tilts down, as shown in Figure 8.It is recessed The shape of slot 386 can be identical with the shape of rib shaped object 540 or it can shape to be for example slightly smaller than rib shaped object 540, so that rib Shape object 540 is biased by contacting groove 386 in rigging position.

Fig. 9 is the sectional view along the section line IX-IX in Fig. 5 and shows the connection being inserted into connection jack 380 Part 500.Section line XII-XII in Fig. 9 shows the section the line along shown in interception Figure 10 to Figure 12.In fig.9, even Socket part point 500 is fully inserted into connection jack 380 so that brush part 200 and grip portions 300 are in rigging position.Figure 12 correspond to rigging position, and Figure 10 and Figure 11 show partial insertion.Elastic buckle is illustrated referring now to Figure 10 to Figure 12 Attachment 560 and the interaction of engaging portion 392.Interaction between Elastic buckle attachment 550 and engaging portion 394 It is similar and the interaction between Elastic buckle attachment 560 and engaging portion 392 occurs simultaneously.

Figure 10, which is shown, to be partially inserted into connection jack 380 to the coupling part 500 at a bit, the bullet at the point Property buckle attachment 560 beginning contacted with engaging portion 392.In this point, user is since Elastic buckle attachment 560 is with engaging The interference of part 392 and feel to be further inserted into and be obstructed.As coupling part 500 is pushed further into connection jack 380 In (Figure 11), Elastic buckle attachment 560 deflected when it is pressed downward by more rigid engaging portion 392 (in this view Downwards).Elastic buckle attachment 560 can deflect for crescent and in various ways in this example, including becoming not that It protrudes and/or is urged away from engaging portion 392.As coupling part 500 is pushed further into connection jack 380, The fastening of Elastic buckle attachment 560 returns to (or being substantially back to) its home position and on the opposite side of engaging portion 392 It shapes (Figure 12).In some embodiments, in the assembled condition, Elastic buckle attachment 550, one of 560 or the two Engaging portion 394,392 corresponding with they is biased to contact.Under the assembled state shown in Figure 12, brush part 200 is secured Ground is attached to grip portions 300.Brush part 200 and grip portions 300 by normal use will remain in assembled state and Only will be separated when applying pulling force (along the longitudinal direction of toothbrush), the pulling force be sufficiently large that Elastic buckle attachment 550, 560 deflections so that they can move through engaging portion 394,392 respectively.

In this example, Elastic buckle attachment when they move through engaging portion 392,394 along circumferential direction () deflection in these views downwards.The sharp leading edge of Elastic buckle attachment 550,560 (as shown in Figure 7) is attached in Elastic buckle Fitting 550,560 easily deflects when being contacted first with engaging portion 392,394.Elastic buckle attachment 550,560 is mobile remote It is thickening during from leading edge to need increased power so that Elastic buckle attachment 550,560 deflects and therefore provides secure connection.

Figure 13 is the sectional view along the section line XIII-XIII in Fig. 5.Figure 13 is shown compared with position shown in Fig. 9 Coupling part 500 has position of the coupling part 500 in jack 380 is connected at the position of the sectional area of bigger.

Although above brush part 200 with connection male portion (coupling part 500) and grip portions 300 with The connection between brush part 200 and grip portions 300 is elaborated in the case of the concave portions (connection jack 380) of connection, But other embodiments are in contrast.In some embodiments, brush part has concave portions (for example, connection jack 380) and grip portions have male portion (for example, coupling part 500).Various situations may influence coupling part and company Which orientation of jointing holes is optimal in a particular application.For example, if brush part does not have elastic material and connecting portion Dividing includes elastic material, then it may be beneficial that construction connection jack is such that due to be not required any bullet on brush part Property material and make the manufacture of brush part less expensive.Further, since protrusion is generally more easily cleaned than recess, therefore will be recessed Mouth is located on the replaceable part (brush part) of utensil and may result in the permanent sections (grip part for generating and being more easily cleaned Point).

Figure 14 to Figure 18 show can in many alternate embodiments for the grip portions that brush part 200 is used together One of.Brush part 200 is same as described above.Compared with grip portions 300, grip portions 1300 are simpler design.It holds It can be for travelling or wherein needing the grip part of simpler and/or smaller grip portions other situations to hold part 1300 Point.Different from grip portions 300, grip portions 1300 are made completely of a kind of material, and in this example, without picture TPE parts as pad units 400.Compared with more material grip portions (as grip portions 300), by using a kind of material system Make grip portions 1300, it is manufactured may be less expensive.

In the example shown in Figure 14 to Figure 18, grip portions 1300 have that there are two grip features before top on front side of it 1330th, grip features 1340 before internal thumb pads 1312, external thumb pad 1314 and lower part.In this example, hold Part 1300 behind side tool there are two grip features 1335 behind top, internal forefinger pad 1313, external forefinger pad 1315, Grip features 1370 behind grip features 1360 and three lower parts behind centre.The quantity and placement of various grip features and pad are only It is exemplary and should not be construed as restricted.Can also be used grip features and pad other quantity, shape, Size and location.

Figure 16 and Figure 17 shows the grip portions 1300 with connection jack 1380, and the connection jack is in this example In it is identical with above-mentioned connection jack 380.Therefore, the secure connection for connecting jack 1380 and the offer of coupling part 500 is inserted with being connected The secure connection (as described above) that hole 380 and coupling part 500 are provided is identical.

Figure 18 is the sectional view of brush part 200 and grip portions 1300 in the assembled condition.In this example, hold Part 1300 is by solid and be made of TP materials.However, other examples can be hollow and/or by being different from TP materials Material be made.For example, grip portions 1300 can be made of metal, composite material or any other material.

Although it is grip portions 300 in coupling part 500 to be a part for brush part 200 and connected jack 380 A part in the case of describe the present invention, it should be understood that these parts can be exchanged so that coupling part 500 It can be a part for grip portions 300 and connect the part that jack 380 can be brush part 200.

Although being part duroplasts and partial elastic material in coupling part 500 and to connect jack 380 be fully hard modeling The present invention is described in the case of material, it should be understood that duroplasts (or other hard materials) and elastic material can be used Other combinations.For example, coupling part 500 can be fully hard plastics and connect jack 380 part (for example, engaging portion 392, 394) can be elastic.

As can be seen that the present invention is strongly attached to oral cavity shield at least for by interchangeable processing unit from the disclosure The problem of grip portions for managing utensil, provides solution.

Although foregoing description and attached drawing represent the present invention exemplary implementation scheme, but it is to be understood that, without departing from In the case of the spirit and scope of the present invention limited such as appended claims, various additions, modification can be carried out herein And substitution.Specifically, it will be apparent to those skilled in the art that the present invention can in other specific forms, structure, arrangement, ratio It example, size and is embodied with other elements, material and component, without departing from spirit or essential characteristics of the invention.This field skill Art personnel are it is to be appreciated that can be in used structure, arrangement, ratio, size, material and component etc. when putting into practice of the present invention Needed in the case of many modifications using the present invention, the modification particularly suitable for specific environment and operation, without departing from The principle of the present invention.Therefore, presently disclosed embodiment is regarded as illustrative and not restrictive in all respects, this The scope of invention is limited by following claims, and is not limited to foregoing description or embodiment.

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1. a kind of personal care appliance, including:
Processing unit, the processing unit have longitudinal axis and including:
Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;
Coupling part, the coupling part have main body, the first Elastic buckle attachment protruded from the main body and from described The positioning rib shaped object that main body protrudes;
It is described positioning rib shaped object radially from the main body protrude one height, it is described positioning rib shaped object the height with Increase compared with the increase of the fore-and-aft distance of the distal end of the coupling part;And
The processing unit can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, in the assembling shape The processing unit is detachably coupled to grip portions under state, so that the first Elastic buckle attachment and the gripping Cooperate and engage oral treatment devices being fastened to the grip portions in the first partial engaging portion.
2. personal care appliance as described in claim 1, wherein the processing unit is oral treatment devices, the processing unit It is divided into oral cavity insertion portion, and the processing element is oral treatment element.
3. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims further comprises protruded from the main body second Elastic buckle attachment,
Wherein described second Elastic buckle attachment is configured as cooperating and engaging with the second engaging portion of the grip portions The processing unit is fastened to the grip portions.
4. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the height of the positioning rib shape object from The other end of one end of the positioning rib shaped object to the positioning rib shaped object constantly changes.
5. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the height of the positioning rib shape object from The other end of described one end of the positioning rib shaped object to the positioning rib shaped object constantly increases.
6. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the positioning rib shape object is elastic material.
7. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the main body is the first material and described Elastic buckle attachment is the second material, and first material and second material are the material with different hardness.
8. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the Elastic buckle attachment is crescent moon Shape.
9. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims, wherein the Elastic buckle attachment can be compared with Longitudinal direction deflects along circumferential direction.
10. the personal care appliance as any one of preceding claims further comprises the grip portions, described to hold Holding part has longitudinal axis.
11. personal care appliance as claimed in claim 10, wherein connection jack further comprises groove, the groove by with It puts for receiving the positioning rib shaped object, and
The groove radially has a depth, and the depth of the groove is from one end of the groove to described The other end of groove constantly changes.
12. personal care appliance as claimed in claim 11, wherein described in the depth from the groove of the groove The other end of one end to the groove constantly increases.
13. the personal care appliance as any one of claim 3 to 12, wherein the coupling part is configured such that During from the disassembly status to the transformation of the assembled state, the first Elastic buckle attachment is engaged by described first It is partially deflected to first number of degrees to allow the first Elastic buckle attachment by first engaging portion, and in its warp It crosses first engaging portion and deflects to the number of degrees less than first number of degrees afterwards, so that the processing unit is held from described The removal of part is held since the first Elastic buckle attachment is contacted with first engaging portion and is obstructed, and
The coupling part is configured such that during from the disassembly status to the transformation of the assembled state, described second Elastic buckle attachment deflects to first number of degrees so that the second Elastic buckle attachment to be allowed to pass through by second engaging portion Second engaging portion is crossed, and the degree less than first number of degrees is deflected to after it is by second engaging portion Number so that the processing unit from the removals of the grip portions due to the second Elastic buckle attachment and described second Engaging portion contacts and is obstructed.
14. a kind of personal care appliance, including:
Processing unit, the processing unit have longitudinal axis and including:
Process part, the process part have at least one processing element;
Jack is connected, the connection jack has the first recess being located in the first inner surface of the connection jack, positioning It is received with the rib shaped object being located in the 3rd inner surface of the connection jack the first engaging portion in first recess Groove, the 3rd inner surface are different surfaces from first inner surface;
First engaging portion is extended circumferentially over upon compared with the longitudinal axis;
The groove radially extends a depth in the 3rd inner surface, the depth of the groove with compared with It is described connection jack entrance fore-and-aft distance reduction and reduce;
The processing unit can between the two change following:(1) disassembly status;And (2) assembled state, in the assembling shape The processing unit is detachably coupled to grip portions under state, so that first engaging portion and the grip portions First Elastic buckle attachment cooperation of coupling part and engagement by the processing unit to be fastened to the grip portions;And
The groove is configured to receive positioning rib shaped object, and the positioning rib shaped object is radially from the coupling part Main body protrudes a height, and the height of the positioning rib shaped object is with the fore-and-aft distance of the distal end compared with the coupling part Increase and increase.
15. personal care appliance as claimed in claim 14, wherein the processing unit is oral treatment devices, the processing Part is oral cavity insertion portion, and the processing element is oral treatment element.
16. the personal care appliance as any one of claim 14 to 15, wherein the connection jack is configured as making It obtains during from the disassembly status to the transformation of the assembled state, the first Elastic buckle attachment is nibbled by described first It closes part and deflects to first number of degrees along the first circumferential direction the first Elastic buckle attachment to be allowed to be nibbled by described first Part is closed, and is deflected to after it is by first engaging portion along first circumferential direction less than described first degree Several number of degrees so that the processing unit from the removals of the grip portions by the first Elastic buckle attachment and institute It states the contact of the first engaging portion and is obstructed.
17. the personal care appliance as any one of claim 14 to 16 further comprises the grip portions, described Grip portions have longitudinal axis.
18. personal care appliance as claimed in claim 17 further comprises positioning rib shaped object, the rib shaped object that positions is from institute The main body for stating coupling part protrudes.
19. personal care appliance as claimed in claim 18, wherein the positioning rib shape object is elastic material.
20. the personal care appliance as any one of claim 18 to 19, wherein the rib shaped object is along the radial direction side To with a height, the height is different in the difference along the longitudinal axis.
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